Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

New Releases from Trothe

Trothe was founded by the Andrews Family in 2018 and focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Andrews Family Vineyards occupy 1,300 acres in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills. They have been owned and operated by the Andrews family since 1994, on land their family has farmed for generations. Andrews Family Vineyards has contributed fruit…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Palengat Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Quilceda Creek Vintners was founded in 1978 by Alex and Jeanette Golitzin. Alex Golitzin is a nephew of André Tchelistcheff, the legendary winemaker who put Beaulieu Vineyard at the forefront of Napa Valley Cabernet in the 1960s and 70s. He credits summer trips to visit his uncle in St. Helena, California with developing his early interest in wine. Alex’s son,…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Efeste Cabernet Sauvignon Big Papa – Bottle Notes

Efeste, pronounced like the letters “F-S-T” strung together, was named after the last names of founders Helen & Dan Ferrelli, Patrick Smith, and Kevin & Angela Taylor. Efeste is located in the Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington. Mark Fiore, who honed his skills at Charles Smith, is the winemaker at Efeste. Big Papa is a reference co owner Dan Ferrelli.…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2001 Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty established PlumpJack Winery in 1995, inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff. PlumpJack Winery sits squarely in the heart of Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville region, surrounded by a 42-acre estate vineyard highly regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. Aaron Miller is the winemaker at PlumpJack. Crimson in color. 14.8%…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (10/18/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Esola Vineyard. Dallas Wine Chick writes Elyse Winery Balancing Tradition and Innovation. Zach Geballe writes The Single-Vineyard Scam. Santa…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Switchback Ridge wines are sourced from the Peterson Family Vineyard. The property, located just off the Silverado Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga has been in the Peterson Family since 1914 and was replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah in 1990. Kelly Peterson along with her father John founded Switchback Ridge in 1999. She is responsible for all aspects…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Quilceda Creek Vintners was founded in 1978 by Alex and Jeanette Golitzin. Alex Golitzin is a nephew of André Tchelistcheff, the legendary winemaker who put Beaulieu Vineyard at the forefront of Napa Valley Cabernet in the 1960s and 70s. He credits summer trips to visit his uncle in St. Helena, California with developing his early interest in wine. Alex’s son,…

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